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Claudia

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As far back as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a teacher. While my peers played kickball or tag, I always suggested that we “play school”, even if we were still at school. And as an only child, I often resorted to presenting lessons on math and reading to my stuffed animals and dolls. While many children express desires for professions that eventually become mere memories, my desire to become a teacher has only grown stronger with more experience.

During my undergraduate years at Occidental College, I dedicated my professional and volunteer opportunities to education.

Among many other tutoring experiences, my most influential was with a non-profit organization called Neighborhood Partnership Program where I tutored in a low-income urban school. Through my work with NPP, I tutored English and Algebra as well as English as a Second Language.

While studying abroad in Madrid my junior year, I had two teaching experiences that had a profound effect on me. I volunteered in a second grade English class and also did one-on-one English tutoring.

In addition to classroom tutoring with private organizations, I've also done private in-home tutoring in English, Spanish, and math.

My passion for education combined with my experience teaching, tutoring and mentoring in various capacities make me an ideal tutor if you need to catch up or would like to get ahead.
I look forward to hearing from you!

Claudia’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Occidental College - Bachelors, Sociology, Spanish

Hobbies

Traveling, music, reading

Tutoring Subjects

AP United States History

AP US History

College English

Conversational Spanish

English

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

High School English

Homework Support

Languages

SAT Reading

SAT Subject Test in Spanish

SAT Subject Test in Spanish with Listening

SAT Subject Tests Prep

Social studies

Spanish

Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Spanish 3

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

Test Prep

US History

Writing


Q & A

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

I would help a student get excited about a subject by relating it to their interests or giving a real life example of how knowing the subject could come in handy in the future. For example, if a student was struggling with Spanish, I would remind them of how many countries are Spanish-speaking and how knowing the language could make traveling even more fun.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

During a tutoring session, I typically use pencils or pens and a notebook. Depending on the subject, I'll use a computer/tablet, dictionary or thesaurus.